Tool risk reduction measures

100 RISK REDUCTION MEASURES

Assessing and clearing of flood damages at constructions and infrastructure

The measure includes the assessment of damages at buildings and infrastructure (e.g. transport routes, water supply, and waste water disposal) concerning their usability and the necessity for restoration after an event. The measure is also important for the settlement of claims through insurance companies. In case that support from public disaster funds is available, procedures and criteria’s need to be defined (beforehand).

Fields of action
Watercourses, Settlement areas, Forests, Farmland, Emergency management, Buildings
Synergies may exist between heavy rain risk management measures and other development goals like environmental protection, health care, and economic performance. Harnessing them requires involvement of different actors, enforcement of exchange between you and them and holistic thinking.

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Rudolf Hornich, Office of the Styrian Government, AT